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  NEWS and EVENTS (updated 27th April 2015) 

Study of new treatment for Adult ADHD
Are you or do you know an adult (18+) in the UK who is willing to be a test subject in a study of a new medicine for ADHD?
There is currently a pilot study of treating ADHD using Sativex cannabinoid spray under way at the King's College in Londonwww.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02249299

They still need to recruit a few adult test subjects!
The best candidates for the study:

1. Have a diagnosis of ADHD

2. Do not use cannabis on a regular basis or are willing to stop for 1 month prior to entering the study

3. Would not be on stimulant medicines or willing to stop for duration of the trial

4. Can visit the centre at King's College in London on 2 occasions at the start of the trial and 6-weeks later

Anyone interested should email Professor Asherson

When this important work is completed we will have broadened our understanding of treating ADHD. The study's significance is monumental as it will lay important groundwork for further research into treating ADHD such as a full-scale clinical trial which allows this promising new medicine to be prescribed for ADHD around the world.

If you fit the criteria please consider joining the study, and if you know anyone else in UK who you think might be interested then please let them know about it.... this is an amazing opportunity to move the science forward for us all!

ADHD on Radio Oxford
Interview with Alison Thompson starts around 10 minutes in.

Available training about ADHD
Training can be planned to suit your particular needs. Please contact Mary on 01865 731378 or email mary.austin@adhdoxfordshire.co.uk
 
 
Latest addition to our website
Use link to go to our blog page: an update twice a month on what went on at each Support Group meeting, and any other information of interest that has come our way. 
 
 
Study of ADHD children and sleep interventions
A recent article in the British Medical Journal describes a study in which parents were given training about management of their child's sleep.
 
The study concludes that brief behavioural sleep intervention modestly improves the severity of ADHD symptoms in a community sample of children with ADHD, most of whom were taking stimulant medications.
 
The intervention also improved the children's sleep, behaviour, quality of life, and functioning, with most benefits sustained to six months post−intervention. The intervention may be suitable for use in primary and secondary care.
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ADHD Oxfordshire radio interviews 2014
  
 Hear the experiences of an adult with ADHD
 
Responding to claims about parents and behaviour
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